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PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ PERFORMANCE POST MICROTEACHING CLASS IN FIELD EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Meutia, Putri Dini, Elyza, Ferlya, Yusnila, Yusnila

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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The aim of this study was to investigate the pre-service teachers’ performance in the Field Experience Program after taking a microteaching class. The sample of this study was ten (10) pre-service teachers. The data collected were taken from pre-service teachers’ report books. The results of this study showed that microteaching helped the pre-service teachers in improving and achieving a good teaching performance in classroom during their Field Experience Program. In addition, after the pre-service teachers had a microteaching class, they were able to use appropriate learning methods and classroom management in order to achieve a better performance in the Program. It can be concluded that the microteaching class has played a role to the pre-service teachers in enhancing their teaching performance in the Field Experience Program.

AN ANALYSIS OF TENSES USAGE IN ANIMATED MOVIE “UP”: The relevance with 2013 curriculum for teaching EFL at junior high school in Indonesia

Isna, Nuzulul

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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Movies have been seen as an encouraging media in learning English, tuning out the formal fear of English. They have helped increase students’ confidence and initiative to ask and answer the questions, and improve their listening skill and attention span in English drastically (ODonnell, 1990). This article is intended to seek the applicability of the English sentences used in the movie Up and their uses for EFL learning in Indonesia. The 2013 curriculum was used as the standard guideline to determine the sentences’ appropriateness. A qualitative research by imposing content analysis method was employed to conduct the data analysis in this article. The findings classified the specific numbers of sentences generated in this research into ten (10) categories of English tenses. Another finding also indicated the applicability of those sentences for teaching EFL/ESL in junior high schools. Remarkably, these findings were substantial for appending the teachers’ resources in teaching English tenses.

APPLYING COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY IN TEACHING TENSES FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Suek, Leni Amelia

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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Cognitive load theory is a very useful concept that can be used by instructional designers, teachers, and educators to create effective instruction. It has been applied and developed in many areas including teaching English as a second or foreign language. In designing the instruction for teaching Tenses, worked example, split-attention effect, goal-free effect, modality effect, and redundancy effect are effective techniques that are used to reduce extraneous load, increase germane load, construct and automate schema. Designing and developing new instructions using cognitive load theory is also very useful. Teachers should understand this concept thoroughly because each instructional technique is connected to one another. In addition, it is very important to consider learners’ level of expertise, elements of interactivity and forms or sources of information before designing the instruction. Those elements of information and instructional techniques that are covered in the concept of cognitive load theory, should be well understood and applied by teachers particularly language teachers. Teaching foreign or second language is a big challenge for non-native English teachers; hence, effective instructional design can assist and enhance teaching learning process. This theory will contribute to positive outcomes where students understand the concept of Tenses thoroughly and teachers develop their teaching skill.

IMPROVING ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS’ ENGLISH VOCABULARY THROUGH THE USE OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

Fidyati, Fidyati

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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This study aims to find out the effectiveness of architectural drawings in teaching English vocabulary at first-semester college students of Architecture, Malikussaleh University, Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia. The media applied in the research worked in both improving Architecture-major students’ ability to learn the target language and motivating them in the teaching-learning process. A likert questionnaires analysis was used to determine factors affecting students’ lack of English vocabulary. The quasi-experimental method was applied to acquire the test data needed. The t-test formula was then used to find out the differences between conventional teaching technique and using-architectural-drawings technique through the pre-test and post-test scores. Based on the analysis, the findings showed that there was a significant success on improving the students’ vocabulary mastery. However, as the architectural drawings used in the research were limited on the presentation type of drawing, other kinds of architectural drawings may not result in the similar way.

CORRELATION BETWEEN ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE SENTENCE ERRORS AND ABILITY TO PRODUCE GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT UTTERANCES

Masrizal, Masrizal

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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This article summarizes and reports an empirical study investigating students’ ability in recognizing grammatical errors and producing grammatically correct sentences. Thirty eight university students were involved in a set of grammar tasks which were specifically created to measure their ability to both identify errors and avoid them in language productions. The main purpose of the study is to prove whether their ability to pinpoint errors within sentences resembles their ability in producing grammatically correct sentences using the same features. The study also measures the appropriateness of the test items in order to see how it affects students’ performance. Final test data collected from the students in two different groups reveal that their ability to recognize sentence errors has positive correlation to their ability to produce correct sentences. The correlation figure among the more proficient students (group 2) is relatively larger, indicating that the amount of knowledge on relevant features positively influences, to a certain extent, the quality of language production and responses.

IDENTIFYING THE CONCEPT OF BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUALS THROUGH SEVEN BAKER’S DIMENSIONS OF BILINGUALISM

Mulyani, Mulyani

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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The study is mainly aimed at investigating and analyzing the concept of bilingualism and bilinguals based on seven Baker’s (2011) dimensions of bilingualism; ability, culture, context, age, use, elective bilingualism, and balance of two languages. All of the dimensions were discussed specifically and comparatively based on Baker’s bilingualism dimensions related to the experience of learning second language (L2) of both the participants. However, another dimension; development is not discussed in this study since there is insufficient information and no correlation to the participants’ experience in learning L2. There were two participants involved in this study; they are Australian but coming from different backgrounds and experiences of learning L2. The data was collected by means of semi-structured interviews using both closed-question and open-question methods. The findings indicates that it is arduous to specify to what extent the concept of bilingualism and bilinguals are.

AN ANALYSIS OF ACEHNESE EFL STUDENTS’ GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN WRITING RECOUNT TEXTS

M. Isa, Qudwatin Nisak, Risdaneva, Risdaneva, Alfayed, Affied

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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This study aims at finding empirical evidence of the most common types of grammatical errors and sources of errors in recount texts written by the first-year students of SMAS Babul Maghfirah, Aceh Besar. The subject of the study was a collection of students’ personal writing documents of recount texts about their lives experience. The students’ recount texts were analyzed by referring to Betty S. Azar classification and Richard’s theory on sources of errors. The findings showed that the total number of error is 436. Two frequent types of grammatical errors were Verb Tense and Word Choice. The major sources of error were Intralingual Error, Interference Error and Developmental Error respectively. Furthermore, the findings suggest that it is necessary for EFL teachers to apply appropriate techniques and strategies in teaching recount texts, which focus on past tense and language features of the text in order to reduce the possible errors to be made by the students.

CODE SWITCHING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF LINGUISTIC SYSTEM OF SIMULTANEOUS BILINGUAL CHILDREN

Suek, Leni Amelia

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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Code switching and code mixing are the phenomena commonly seen done by a bilingual. This behavior is influenced by several aspects such as the linguistic system, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and language competence of the bilingual. If children are able to distinguish two different languages since early age, they will be considered simultaneous bilinguals. They show that they develop multiple, rather than single, linguistic systems. However, it was understood that code switching and code mixing were due to the failure in using proper words, language features, and sociolinguistic competence. Yet, recent studies have shown that bilingual children are able to use both languages proficiently with no signs of confusion or failure in language use. This ability also does not hinder their cognitive development.

MAINTAINING THE IDENTITY OF BILINGUAL INDIVIDUALS IN MULTICULTURAL/MULTILINGUAL SETTINGS

Trisnawati, Ika Kana

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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This paper discusses the ways bilingual people are able to maintain their identity within any multicultural and multilingual environment. As today’s societies have shown to have more people with varied language/cultural backgrounds, it is interesting to learn how the bilinguals understand and identify themselves despite living in a totally different environment. Data in this paper came from a number of multicultural/multilingual settings for comparison purposes. Findings showed that there have been three major factors contributing to maintain the bilinguals’ identity in a diverse environment including language, family, and peer interaction.

SOCIAL FACTORS PROMPTING ADULT BILINGUAL SPEAKERS TO CODE SWITCH

Bani Bili, Yunita Reny

Englisia Journal Vol 4, No 2 (2017)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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It has been long known that bilinguals can switch their speeches from one language to another when interacting within their own community. Some experts argue that code switch occurs due to the lack of proficiency in languages, lazy choices and easy solutions in communicating, and impact of linguistic dominance. This paper describes the social factors which promote adult bilinguals in code switching. The paper focuses on three types of the social factors contributing to code switching.The first type deals with factors independent of specific speakers and circumstances such as prestige, cover prestige, and power relation. The second one is related to speakers’ competence both as individuals and members of a sub group. The last category refers to factors within the conversation where code switching emerges. To conclude, these social factors are highly relevant in prompting adult bilinguals to code switch.